There are not a lot of housing units in Powell River for rent if you’re on a tight budget. Sometimes having children and/or pets makes it that much harder. Landlords have the right to limit the number of people they have in a unit; and some of the less expensive units are not always in healthy environments if you have small children. If you need help with housing issues you can contact the Stopping the Violence Outreach Coordinator at 604-485-6980. She can help with some of the rental forms or give you a lift to ‘look around’ if necessary. An option that a former client mentioned, is going online to a site called Powell River for Rent, I believe it’s accessible through Facebook; there are a number of Powell River sites on FB actually, you can search for housing, furniture and household goods as well.
Our advice to women searching for places to rent in town is to ‘stay current and stay on top of the landlord/realtor’s list’. It might go against your personality to phone someone every day, but it shows strong interest and believe us when we say that the ‘early and repetitive worm gets the place!’
Below is the link to the Life Cycle Housing site as well as a couple of other resources.
**The Salvation Army now has beds available in their ‘cold weather’ shelter program. As reported in the PEAK, “A six-condition activation protocol, which includes temperatures near zero with rainfall that makes staying dry a challenge, sleet or freezing rain, snow accumulation, sustained high winds and temperatures below -2 degrees Celcius.” Please share this with people you think could use the information.**